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May 2012

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, MAY 14, 2012

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2012 District 6920 Conference for Rotary will be held in Savannah, GA at the DeSoto Hilton Hotel on May 18-20. Registration Fees are $35:
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(SAVANNAH, GA) Press Conference scheduled for May 17th 2012 at 10:00 am. at the United Way.  A consortium of 15 area health care organizations  that cater to the uninsured and under served  have united to help patients better manage their chronic diseases, keep non emergencies out of area ER rooms, avoid duplication in the communities and maximize the resources to improve care to this population. For more info contact: Dr. Miriam Rittmeyer, Community Health Mission at 912-692-1451 ext 110. mrittmeyer@chmsavannah.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) On June 5, Small Business Council SMART Lunch Series presents John Vandaveer, CPA, CVA and Pamela O’Quinn, CPA of Deemer, Dana and Froehle LLP with "Getting your Ducks in a Row: An Overview of Financial Statements and Budgeting." Read More MORE INFO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Optimizing the Business – City Relationship, presented by Buy Local Savannah. Speaker; City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney on May 24th. She will  discuss how local businesses can become vendors for goods and services purchased by the City. For more info contact: www.buylocalsavannah.com. Ray Williams at 844-5751

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) Local bird expert Diana Churchill will be the featured speaker at this month’s Ocean Plaza Beach Resort Coastal Ecology Dinner Lecture Series, Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at the hotel’s Dolphin Reef Oceanfront Restaurant. Churchill’s lecture will focus on the mystery of bird migration. The free lecture, which is open to the public, will be preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m. in the Dolphin Reef Bar, and dinner will be served in the Dolphin Reef main dining room at 6:30 p.m. The standard Dolphin Reef dinner menu will be offered. To RSVP, please call 912-786-8400.

www.oceanplaza.com 

 

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is pleased to announce Thomas Z. Jones, Ph.D., president emeritus of Armstrong Atlantic State University, has been elected the new Chairman of the Board of Directors. MORE INFO 

  

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents: 602 East Henry St. http://www.celiadunnsir.com/commercial_detail.asp?listingID=109  Bill Stuebe is the listing agent. 912-234-3323  

 

(SAVANNAH,GA) Entrepreneur Food for Thought Series taking place Thursday (5/17), 11.30am-1.00pm, at the campus of Georgia Tech Savannah. Ray Wenig, President, Ariel Southeast Angel Partners will speak about "Angel Investors as Partners, Supporters and Equity Participants". www.fftmay17.eventbrite.com. 

   

(SAVANNAH, GA) ‘How to Handle Multiple Demands on Your Time’ Dale Carnegie Training, May 23rd, 1 Day Seminar – $298. You’ll begin by learning to prioritize projects in terms of their payoff – where can you get the biggest bang for your "time buck". Contact:  Dale Ashworth – 912-223-4332. dale_ashworth@dalecarnegie.com

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Telfair Museums has announced that the museum’s Eighteenth Annual Telfair Art Fair will be held November 9-11, 2012 and will feature more than $10,000 in prizes. The museum will accept 120 artists  in a variety of art forms. Interested artists are invited to visit www.zapplication.org before  June 1, 2012.

 

  

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Friends of Animals of the Coastal Empire, Inc (FOA) announces its 14th Annual Auction, "Woof-Stock,"  on Saturday, August 18th at The Savannah Station from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. $45.00 per person includes food stations, auction and bar tickets. Live DJ. Come dressed for some 1960’s fun. Proceeds from this event will benefit: Bryan Animal Caregivers, FACTS, Islands Feral Cat Project, Save-A-Life, Paws and Second Chance Dog Rescue. http://www.friendsofanimalscoastalga.org/

 

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Aspiring young musicians can further their understanding of and skill playing jazz at the Hilton Head Jazz Camp which will be held at Hilton Head Christian Academy July 9 – 14, 2012.  843-321- 8174.   

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Application for Leadership Savannah go online, May 15, 2012.  www.leadershipsavannah.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) What actions can I take regarding customers who are habitually slow bill payers? SCOREs team of experienced business counselors assists small business owners in finding answers to these types of business questions.  This counseling service is free.  To schedule a counseling appointment call 652-4335 or visit www.scoresav.org.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Calendar  

http://www.savannahchamber.com/for-members/business-calendar

(SAVANNAH, GA) City of Savannah M/WBE Program 1-on-1 Speed Networking and Business Opportunity Event * Tuesday, June 5th * 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 2nd floor of the Civic Center.
 
(SAVANNAH, GA) There will be an official Grand Opening for Phase III at Sustainable Fellwood starting promptly at 10:30 am. on Tuesday, May 15.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Nationally recognized stand-up comic Greg Warren will perform at Laughs for Lemonade on Saturday, June 23 at The Lucas Theatre. The event is a fundraiser for Mom’s Lemonade Fund, a local not-for-profit organization that raises awareness and funds for women and families battling ovarian cancer. Tickets range from $20 to $100, which includes a VIP meet and greet post-performance party. Tickets at www.scadboxoffice.com. Find out more on www.facebook.com/MomsLemonadeFundInc

(ATLANTA, GA) Dazhong Wu, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, receives the Sam Nunn Fellowship for 2012-2013
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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, MAY 14, 2012

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  (AUGUSTA, GA) Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd annual Blocks Are Beautiful
  Soul Food Cook-Off: Val’s BBQ for best main dish; Wally’s
  Ribs, Dawgs & More for best side dish; and Nurturing Arms for best
  homemade dessert. Many thanks to the Blocks Are Beautiful performers,
  vendors and sponsors. See photos and more at
   www.facebook.com/BlocksAreBeautiful,
   www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/media/photos/, and
 www.flickr.com/photos/72723613@N06/ .

  (AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum’s Art at Lunch series is featuring this week Arthur
  J. Phelan, whose collection is featured in the exhibition Window on
  the West. Friday, May 18 at noon. And on Sunday May 20th at 2:00 pm,
  Music at the Morris presents Fiddler Megan B. Lynch, who frequently
  tours with country music legends Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan. Lynch
  will be performing with special guest Adam Chowning, the Flat Pick
  Champion. FREE   www.themorris.org

(AUGUSTA, GA) Laney Walker/Bethlehem will be showcased this summer in Washington, DC at the national Neighborhood Revitalization Conference. Chester
  Wheeler, Director of Augusta’s Housing Department, and Jesse Wiles,
  President of APD Urban Planning & Management, which serves as the
  project manager for Laney Walker/Bethlehem, will both be featured in a
  presentation on regenerating the American city.

  (AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Richmond County Public Library is closing off 9th Street
  between Greene and Telfair Streets for a summer reading kickoff block
  party featuring live music, food, and games. Saturday, May 19th from
  noon until 3 pm.
   http://www.ecgrl.org/

  (AUGUSTA, GA)The Georgia Health Sciences Cancer Center has been granted three-year
  accreditation with commendation by the American College of Surgeons
  Commission on Cancer. Accreditation followed an on-site evaluation.
  Medical care and continued development of the Georgia Health Sciences
  Center are cornerstones in Augusta’s economic development. To
  read more about this commendation, go to www.augustatomorrow.org and
  http://news.georgiahealth.edu/ 

  (AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta holds its annual Cotton Ball dinner on May 17.
  www.historicaugusta.org 

New Chairman and Board Announced for Savannah Goodwill

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(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is pleased to announce the new members and chairman of its board of directors. Thomas Z. Jones, Ph.D., president emeritus of Armstrong Atlantic State University, has been elected the new Chairman of the Board of Directors.

The newly elected board members are:
• Louise D. Daniel, Partner, Daniel and Duncan, LLC
• Thomas B. Sayers, Attorney at Law, Bart, Meyer & Company LLP
• Stuart Clifford, Corporate Controller at CitiTrends
• Elizabeth T. Sorrells, Managing Partner, Atlanta Capital Group
• Larry A. Waters, Owner, L.A. Waters Furniture

Kevin Iocovozzi, President of DS Aviation Services, Inc., joined the board last year. The new board members were elected April 24, 2012. Returning board members are Ivy D. Council, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, of CitiTrends, Inc.; Walter C. Lehneis; Jenny L. Gentry,Market President, Wells Fargo Bank; Mohsen T. Badran, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc.; Russell W. Boekenheide; Jim Carswell, President, Spy Hop Productions; Helen Downing; Kathryn Martin, Ph.D., MPA, Assistant Dean, Georgia Health Sciences University; Charlie Von Ohsen; Malik R. Watkins, Ph.D., Public Service Associate, University of Georgia; and ex-officio, Margaret J. Williams.

“Goodwill is a true asset for our region,” said Thomas Z. Jones, Ph.D., the new chairman of the board. “I have been so impressed with Goodwill’s community partnerships and its commitment to providing employment opportunities to our citizens with special needs!”

Mohsen T. Badran, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc., agrees that the nonprofit plays a crucial role. "Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire helps the community as a whole when it helps individuals,” Badran said. “Helping people develop
the skills they need to get a job and live independently makes our community stronger. We create a better community through the power of work.” Badran added “our strong board of directors will play a critical role in our strategic plan to grow the organization and serve more people who need our service”

> About Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is dedicated to the mission of assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed. The not-for-profit organization employs nearly 600 people, provided services to 18,916 people and placed 644 people in jobs in our community in 2011. Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire serves 33 counties in Georgia and South
> Carolina and operates 13 retail locations in the region. Goodwill accepts tax deductable car donations and operates an online store at shopgoodwill.com. For more information on Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org .

Article about Savannah Trademark Attorney, Ben Karpf, at Chamber of Commerce Lecture

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http://savannahnow.com/exchange/2012-03-06/savannahs-small-businesses-urged-go-mobile-or-go-home#.T6k_TL_wPBA

 

www.bouhan.com

 

Benjamin Karpf is an associate with Bouhan, Williams & Levy. His practice focuses mainly on commercial transactions, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts (including content and software licenses, sponsorship and advertising agreements and services and consulting agreements), advising clients on matters related to copyright law, the Internet, mobile devices, social media and related technology, and the clearance and prosecution of trademarks and service marks. Mr. Karpf joined the firm in 2011. Prior to joining Bouhan, Williams & Levy, Mr. Karpf practiced law in Washington, DC with a nationally recognized law firm.

Mr. Karpf has drafted and negotiated complex license and services agreements, including enterprise-wide font software and content database license agreements and online service agreements, for major media companies. In addition, Mr. Karpf has managed extensive international trademark portfolios for clients located in the United States and abroad and has represented clients in connection with adverse proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and internationally, including before the World Intellectual Property Organization and the national trademark authorities in China and Chile.
A Savannah native, Mr. Karpf graduated from Savannah Country Day School and attended college, graduate school and law school in Washington, DC. Mr. Karpf received a B.A. in English from The George Washington University and M.A. and J.D. degrees from Georgetown University. During law school, Mr. Karpf served as an Annual Survey Editor for the American Criminal Law Review and worked as a law clerk for the Center for Democracy & Technology and the Media Access Project. During graduate school, Mr. Karpf was a volunteer with the Future of Music Coalition.
Education Information
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2007
Georgetown University, M.A. in Communication, Culture & Technology, 2003
The George Washington University, B.A., 1997

 

(ATLANTA, GA) Dazhong Wu receives the Sam Nunn Fellowship for 2012-2013

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Dazhong Wu receives the Sam Nunn Fellowship for 2012-2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

(ATLANTA, GA) Dazhong Wu, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering at the
Georgia Institute of Technology, was recently awarded the Sam Nunn Fellowship
for 2012-2013. As part of his fellowship Wu will conduct research and develop a
detailed policy proposal on Cloud-Based Design and Manufacturing (CBDM), his area
of expertise, which is a novel research topic and an emerging paradigm of product
development, and receive training in the program’s weekly Security Seminar.

Wu, a native of China, received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Hunan
University in 2004 and an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Shanghai Jiao
Tong University in 2007. He began the doctoral program in mechanical engineering
at Georgia Tech in 2009. Wu currently work with Dr. David Rosen and Dr. Dirk
Schaefer, serving as a graduate research assistant in the college’s mechanical engineering
department.

Wu is the 2011 recipient of the Rotary Club of Savannah’s Porter G. Pierpont Memorial
Scholarship. He co-authored an article titled “SysML-Based Design Chain Information
Modeling for Sheet Metal Production Reconfiguration in the Journal of Intelligent
Manufacturing in 2012. Wu served as chair of the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers Savannah Section and chair of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association
for the 2010-2011 term.

As part of his CBDM research, Wu will examine how cloud technology can change
the way that design and manufacturing engineers develop products and the way that
customers are involved in this process. He will attempt to formulate a systematic
architecture and to conduct both qualitative and quantitative analysis for CBDM that can
characterize and provide fundamental and theoretical insights into the next generation of
product realization modeling.

“I am very happy and deeply appreciative to be selected as the recipient of the Sam Nunn
Fellowship. I am especially pleased to share this award with my research advisors, Dr.
David Rosen and Dr. Dirk Schaefer, for their mentorship and invaluable advices that
make me think thoroughly and differently.”

For more information on the Sam Nunn Fellowship, please visit
http://www.cistp.gatech.edu/programs/sam-nunn-security-program/index.html.

(ATLANTA, GA) Dazhong Wu receives the Sam Nunn Fellowship for 2012-2013

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Dazhong Wu receives the Sam Nunn Fellowship for 2012-2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

(ATLANTA, GA) Dazhong Wu, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering at the
Georgia Institute of Technology, was recently awarded the Sam Nunn Fellowship
for 2012-2013. As part of his fellowship Wu will conduct research and develop a
detailed policy proposal on Cloud-Based Design and Manufacturing (CBDM), his area
of expertise, which is a novel research topic and an emerging paradigm of product
development, and receive training in the program’s weekly Security Seminar.

Wu, a native of China, received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Hunan
University in 2004 and an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Shanghai Jiao
Tong University in 2007. He began the doctoral program in mechanical engineering
at Georgia Tech in 2009. Wu currently work with Dr. David Rosen and Dr. Dirk
Schaefer, serving as a graduate research assistant in the college’s mechanical engineering
department.

Wu is the 2011 recipient of the Rotary Club of Savannah’s Porter G. Pierpont Memorial
Scholarship. He co-authored an article titled “SysML-Based Design Chain Information
Modeling for Sheet Metal Production Reconfiguration in the Journal of Intelligent
Manufacturing in 2012. Wu served as chair of the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers Savannah Section and chair of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association
for the 2010-2011 term.

As part of his CBDM research, Wu will examine how cloud technology can change
the way that design and manufacturing engineers develop products and the way that
customers are involved in this process. He will attempt to formulate a systematic
architecture and to conduct both qualitative and quantitative analysis for CBDM that can
characterize and provide fundamental and theoretical insights into the next generation of
product realization modeling.

“I am very happy and deeply appreciative to be selected as the recipient of the Sam Nunn
Fellowship. I am especially pleased to share this award with my research advisors, Dr.
David Rosen and Dr. Dirk Schaefer, for their mentorship and invaluable advices that
make me think thoroughly and differently.”

For more information on the Sam Nunn Fellowship, please visit
http://www.cistp.gatech.edu/programs/sam-nunn-security-program/index.html .

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. Announces new Chairman and Board

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(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is pleased to announce the new members and chairman of its board of directors. Thomas Z. Jones, Ph.D., president emeritus of Armstrong Atlantic State University, has been elected the new Chairman of the Board of Directors.

The newly elected board members are:
• Louise D. Daniel, Partner, Daniel and Duncan, LLC
• Thomas B. Sayers, Attorney at Law, Bart, Meyer & Company LLP
• Stuart Clifford, Vice President, CitiTrends, Inc.
• Elizabeth T. Sorrells, Managing Partner, Atlanta Capital Group
• Larry A. Waters, Owner, L.A. Waters Furniture

Kevin Iocovozzi, President of DS Aviation Services, Inc., joined the board last year. The new board members were elected April 24, 2012. Returning board members are Ivy D. Council, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, of CitiTrends, Inc.; Walter C. Lehneis; Jenny L. Gentry,Market President, Wells Fargo Bank; Mohsen T. Badran, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc.; Russell W. Boekenheide; Jim Carswell, President, Spy Hop Productions; Helen Downing; Kathryn Martin, Ph.D., MPA, Assistant Dean, Georgia Health Sciences University; Charlie Von Ohsen; Malik R. Watkins, Ph.D., Public Service Associate, University of Georgia; and ex-officio, Margaret J. Williams.

“Goodwill is a true asset for our region,” said Thomas Z. Jones, Ph.D., the new chairman of the board. “I have been so impressed with Goodwill’s community partnerships and its commitment to providing employment opportunities to our citizens with special needs!”

Mohsen T. Badran, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc., agrees that the nonprofit plays a crucial role. "Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire helps the community as a whole when it helps individuals,” Badran said. “Helping people develop
the skills they need to get a job and live independently makes our community stronger. We create a better community through the power of work.”  Badran added "our strong board of directors will play a critical role in our strategic plan to grow the organization and serve more people who need our service"

> About Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is dedicated to the mission of assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed. The not-for-profit organization employs nearly 600 people, provided services to 18,916 people and placed 644 people in jobs in our community in 2011. Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire serves 33 counties in Georgia and South
> Carolina and operates 13 retail locations in the region. Goodwill accepts tax deductable car donations and operates an online store at shopgoodwill.com. For more information on Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org.

Lecture May 17, The Mystery of Migration, Coastal Ecology Lecture Series on Tybee Island

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The Mystery of Migration

May 17 Ocean Plaza Coastal Ecology Lecture Series to Feature Local Bird Expert Diana Churchill

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) Local bird expert Diana Churchill will be the featured speaker at this month’s Ocean Plaza Beach Resort Coastal Ecology Dinner Lecture Series, Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at the hotel’s Dolphin Reef Oceanfront Restaurant. Churchill’s lecture will focus on the mystery of bird migration. The lecture will be preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m. in the Dolphin Reef Bar, and dinner will be served in the Dolphin Reef main dining room at 6:30 p.m. The standard Dolphin Reef dinner menu will be offered. To RSVP, please call 912-786-8400.

 

For thousands of years, birds have been leaving comfortable winter homes in the New World tropics to make an arduous journey to the Northern Hemisphere in order to find mates and settle down and raise families. During her lecture, Churchill will explore and attempt to answer some of the questions surrounding migration. Who migrates? Why? When do they migrate? Which species migrate in and stay for the summer? Who migrates at night? Who migrates during the day? Which species typically migrate through the coastal Low Country and what does coastal Georgia have to offer these migrants?

 

Churchill grew up in Savannah and developed an early love of birds and the coastal Low Country. Her family fed birds and spent family vacations on Tybee Island or camping in the mountains of North Georgia or North Carolina. She attended Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she majored in Spanish. Churchill took one course in ornithology during college in which she and her classmates spent a month riding around the state watching birds. She later attended massage school in Boulder, Colorado and then worked for 17 years in a private massage practice in Massachusetts. While in Massachusetts, she joined the Brookline Bird Club and became hooked on birds, particularly the spring migration of songbirds.

 

Since moving back to Savannah in 1998, Churchill has worked at Wild Birds Unlimited. For the past 12 years, she has penned a twice-monthly column for the Savannah Morning News titled "Birder’s Eye View." She recently turned a series of her columns into a book, "Birder’s Eye View: Savannah & the Low Country," which also features hundreds of her photographs. Churchill has been actively involved with Ogeechee Audubon for 12 years and has led birding programs and given talks for a variety of groups and organizations.

 

About the Coastal Ecology Dinner Lecture Series
Created by Ocean Plaza Beach Resort Innkeeper Harry Spirides, the Coastal Ecology Dinner Lecture Series is held at the resort’s Dolphin Reef Oceanfront Restaurant on the third Thursday of every month and is open to the public. The multimedia lectures, which feature topics pertaining to coastal ecology, are presented by distinguished experts in the field but given in terminology everyone can understand. There is no entry fee or cover charge to attend the presentations. The lectures are preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m. in the Dolphin Reef Bar, and the standard dinner menu is offered in the Dolphin Reef main dining room at 6:30 p.m. for those attending who are hungry. The Coastal Ecology Lectures begin at 7 p.m. and last for approximately 45 minutes, followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period.

 

Among the topics covered at past Coastal Ecology Dinner Lectures were the effect of changing climates on marine ecosystems, coral habitats off Georgia and adjacent states, the declining sea turtle population, the area’s wild dolphin population and the importance of protecting blackwater river ecosystems.

 

About the Ocean Plaza Beach Resort
There has been a resort hotel continuously operating on the Ocean Plaza Resort property for more than 120 years. The property is located on Tybee Island, GA at 15th Street and oceanfront, about 20 minutes east of historic downtown Savannah. For more information on the Ocean Plaza Beach Resort, call 912-786-7777, email info@oceanplaza.com or visit www.oceanplaza.com.

  

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, MAY 7, 2012

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(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Housing & Community Development Department will hold the 3rd in a 3-part series of presentations to Augusta city employees on home buyer and rental opportunities in Laney Walker/Bethlehem. Wednesday, May 9, noon to 1 pm at 503 Greene Street (Municipal Building)in the Procurement Office conference room. Lunch will be provided. www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com

  

(AUGUSTA, GA) Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd annual Blocks Are Beautiful Soul Food Cook-Off: Val’s BBQ for best main dish; Wally’s Ribs, Dawgs & More for best side dish; and Nurturing Arms for best homemade dessert. Many thanks to the Blocks Are Beautiful performers, vendors and sponsors. See photos and more at www.facebook.com/BlocksAreBeautiful, www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/media/photos/, and www.flickr.com/photos/72723613@N06/.

  

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is featuring its Films on Friday, May 11th at noon: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949). After viewing the film, museum director Kevin Grogan leads a discussion. Participants are invited to bring a lunch. FREE.
www.themorris.org

  

(AUGUSTA, GA) Laney Walker/Bethlehem will be showcased this summer in Washington, DC at the national Neighborhood Revitalization Conference. Chester Wheeler, Director of Augusta’s Housing Department, and Jesse Wiles, President of APD Urban Planning & Management, which serves as the project manager for Laney Walker/Bethlehem, will both be featured in a presentation on regenerating the American city.

  

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Georgia Health Sciences Cancer Center has been granted three-year accreditation with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Accreditation followed an on-site evaluation. Medical care and continued development of the Georgia Health Sciences Center are cornerstones in Augusta’s economic development. To read more about this commendation, go to www.augustatomorrow.org and http://news.georgiahealth.edu/.

  

(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta holds its annual Cotton Ball dinner on May 17.
www.historicaugusta.org

Key to City Awarded to 3rd Grader on Tybee Island

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Tybee Island Third Grader Katie Spirides Awarded Key to the City

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Katie Spirides and Tybee Island Mayor Jason Buelterman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Tybee Island Third Grader Katie Spirides Awarded Key to the City

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) Nine-year-old Katie Spirides was awarded the Key to the City of Tybee Island at the City Council’s meeting on April 26. Katie, the daughter of Tybee Island resident and businessman Harry Spirides and his wife, Kerriann, was presented the distinguished honor by Tybee Island Mayor Jason Buelterman and the City Council for her extraordinary efforts in gathering a very large quantity of food and donating it to the Tybee Island YMCA’s Rising TYde Community Food Pantry.

At her recent birthday party, Katie, a third grader at St. Peter The Apostle School on Wilmington Island, requested that her guests bring non-perishable food items in lieu of birthday presents for her. As a result, Katie was able to make a large donation to the Rising TYde Community Food Pantry, which feeds Tybee Island residents in need.

Katie was also awarded the YMCA Social Responsibility Award and the City of Tybee Island Certificate of Community Appreciation.

“The Tybee YMCA is extremely proud of Katie and her dedication to social responsibility toward the Rising TYde Community Food Pantry and the Tybee community,” said Gina Casagrande, executive branch director of the Tybee Island YMCA.

About the Rising TYde Community Food Pantry
The Rising TYde Community Food Pantry reaches out with help to those who live on Tybee Island. The group’s motto is “Tybee People Helping Tybee People.” Those wishing to make a cash or food donation to the Rising TYde Community Food Pantry and those in need of assistance are encouraged to call the Tybee Island YMCA at 912-786-9622.